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SDG 17: It’s not about transactional partnerships

By Philippa Smales There has been a lot of discussion recently around Goal 17 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): the goal of partnerships. In full, the Goal reads ‘Strengthen the means of implementation...

Too Secret a Secret Weapon?

By website@atlanticcouncil.org (James Hasik) The DoD IG should craft a broad investigation into the classification of the B-21 bomber program. For Bloomberg Politics, Anthony Capaccio reports this week that the US Defense Department’s Inspector...

ASPI suggests

By Amelia Long and David Lang Hidey-ho, readerinos. Here’s a bunch of stuff that’s guided us through the action-packed week stateside: Politico calls in the big guns to grapple with the question of whether...

Homeland security: back on the government’s agenda?

By John Coyne Rumours are circulating around Canberra that as the Budget dust settles, the government will again consider the case for an Australian Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This should come as no...

Australia and War To-day

By Mark Thomson Sometimes events move quickly. In December 1998, John Howard wrote to his Indonesian counterpart B.J. Habibie, suggesting that East Timor should vote on self-determination. Fewer than ten months later, Australia was...

Aid, deep thinking, and national security

By Jacqui de Lacy Prior to coming in to Government Julie Bishop, possibly softening us up for future budget cuts, often said that quality matters over quantity when it comes to aid expenditure. It...

The future starts today

By Lucas Kiak Rosie Batty (2015 Australian of the Year and anti-violence campaigner) visited Papua New Guinea last month and spoke at public events at the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) in Port...

Quilliam Bulletin 18-05-2017

By Quilliam Admin Quilliam Executive Director on EU Committee BRUSSELLS Quilliam Executive Director (Global) Jonathan Russell attended and spoke at the Steering Committee for the European Commission’s flagship counter-extremism approach the Radicalisation Awareness Network....

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